Navid Nuur et al.
Collector's Item (group show)
Centraal Museum, Utrecht
19 November 2020 – 21 March 2021
With the participation of Kunstmuseum Den Haag, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Teylers Museum, an exhibition of 70 contemporary art pieces from the Pieter and Marieke Sanders collection is on view at Centraal Museum Utrecht from 19 November 2020 until 21 March 2021. These works are part of a gift and conveyance of no less than 250 works to the Dutch State. To celebrate this conveyance, these five museums are presenting the collection as a whole for the last time, in the exhibition titled Collector’s Item. Each museum will be assigned a gallery in which to mount its own part of the exhibition. Visitors can count on encountering contemporary artists such as Marlene Dumas, Jan Hoek, Klaas Kloosterboer, Folkert de Jong and Gluklya.
Pieter and Marieke Sanders began to collect contemporary art by both young and upcoming and more established artists, both domestically and internationally, in the early 1970s. Their collection therefore forms a splendid reflection of the art made during the past few decades, as curated by Dutch museum-level galleries. Their collection comprises paintings, drawings, sculptures, small objects, installations, video work and artist’s books.The collection mainly consists of early work by artists such as Marlene Dumas, Babs Haenen, Hans Wilschut, Navid Nuur, Monali Meher, Driessens & Verstappen, Otobong Nkanga, Hannah van Bart, Katja Mater and many more.
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Navid Nuur, Thomas Struth et al.
Read/ing (group show)
Quetzal Art Center, Vidigueira
15 June 2020 – 28 March 2021
Read/ing is curated by Aveline de Bruin in conversation with Maxine Kopsa.
What happens when we read? We dissolve. When the book ‘works’, when the writing demands the reader’s courtesy, when the story is riveting (and most often for selfish reasons), we dissolve into the narrative. We see it and not the words on the page anymore. Like magic. We ingest it and then reflect on it, adding to it our own memories, other people’s stories, gossip, the news. We become what we read and in turn tell the story.
The exhibition Read/ing is a personal, intuitive, sometimes psychological, sometimes political exploration of what Reading can mean. It grew out of a conversation.
This exhibition is made with works from the Collection de Bruin-Heijn. Navid Nuur's ASS WWEE BBEECCOOMME OONNEE, 2008-2009 and Thomas Struth's The late Giles Robertson with book, 1987 are included.
Quetzal Art Center